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  FOX    KTVU Morning News Early Edition    News  News/Business. New. (CC)  

    July 13, 2011
    5:00 - 6:00am PDT  

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>> reporter: good morning. i'm jade hernandez. a smelly situation in an east bay area has summaries kepts very concerned. we have a live report. >> reporter: in concord what the city council did last night to join at least six other bay area cities. a big day for the man kicked off that plane because of his sagging pants. the decision the d.a.'s office is expected to hand down later today. and a new report raises more concerns for pg&e pipelines. the flaw that could cause major failures during a big earthquake. it's all ahead here on the ktvu morning news. well, good morning to you. welcome to a brand new day. it's the middle of the week wednesday july 13th. i'm dave clark. good morning. i'm pam cook. thank you for joining us. it's definitely cool out there once again. steve paulson has the forecast.
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>> all right. pam, dave, thank you very much. we have overcast conditions. not only low clouds but very low clouds in the form of fog and a lot of mist and drizzle again. plus you have a rather significant sea breeze in place. it's going to be a very cool day even well inland as temperatures in areas that should be near the upper 80s or 90s will be in the 70s and closer to the coast 50s and 60s. here's sal. traffic is moving along well here in oakland northbound and southbound here by the coliseum. no major problems getting up to the macarthur maze. also westbound 80 coming from the vallejo area and berkeley toward the maze that traffic is okay. but it is going to be misty and some wet roads out there. 5:01. let's go back to the desk. new this morning. complaints of a terrible odor in the east bay. people living near a sewage plant on canal boulevard say they're getting sick. ktvu's jade hernandez is in richmond with a problem that has lingered for months. good morning, jade. >> reporter: good morning. the sewage plant behind me is
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no longer in operation. but neighbors say an awful smell has returned. and we can report this morning there's not a smell in the air right now. but residents say when they do smell the odor, the foul rotten egg smell can cause vomiting, headaches, eye issues and difficulty breathing. we're live in front of the water run sewage plant this morning in richmond. the gated facility has a few cars in the parking lot. officials shut down operations back in october after according to a mercury news article a tear in a digester cover allowed the release of hydrogen soul feed. it's produced during the break down of organic material. richmond city council members ordered the plant to begin trucking waste to the east bay municipal utility district while they investigated the cause. it appears the movement of the sewage sludge may be what's causing the recent odor issues. as of right now the city's installing weather centers to determine just where the gas is coming from. they may find that the smell is
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coming from a nearby chemical manufacturer or the chevron refinery. we can tell you the city's website may be the one thing, the best protection, for neighbors in and around this area. in richmond and in point richmond. we'll explain why coming up. reporting live, jade hernandez, ktvu channel 2 news. time now 5:02. if you cut class in concord, you could be hit with a big fine. students, you're being warned. ktvu's kraig debro explains now the tough new daytime curfew that was approved just late last night. kraig. >> reporter: and, dave, it's not just students, parents too can be fined as well under this new ordinance. back in 1991 when city council try today pass this ordinance the plan was defeated because it lacked public support. this time public support helped assure passage of this new day tame curfew. first offense just a warning. conviction upon a third offense is $500 fine. and that's not just for the student.
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the airport could get that fine too. city council members say concord needs a stronger tool in the fight against truancy. the city says the california department of education research shows that truancy rates in concord are higher than the state average. the problem is particularly acute in the downtown area schools like mt. diablo high school and olympic high school. the hours of the daytime curfew will be the same as school hours the child attends. >> i don't think the city can really change anything. cop cars can't go where a kid can. they can ride off from here and go anywhere they want. >> i think it's good. i think it's something respectable because i mean there's a lot of trouble going on with teens these days and i can understand it. i mean i see a lot of things. >> reporter: the ordinance is actually a modification of the nighttime curfew. there are about 13 exceptions to the rule. for instance if a student is going to or from school or work there's a 30 minute grace period. and if the minor is from -- in front of their residence or
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accompanied by a parent or guardian those are a couple others. another exception get this if the minor is exercising their first amendment rights that's an exception, but that exception only applies for the nighttime curfew. reporting live in concord, kraig debro, ktvu channel 2 news. time now 5:04. this morning dation marman, the college student kicked off a plane because his pants were saggy may find out today if he'll be charged with a crime. now yesterday protesters supporting marman demonstrated there on the steps of san francisco city hall urging city supervisors to pass a legislation for a federal investigation of the incident. marman is waiting to hear if the san mateo county district attorney will press charges against him. a congressional hearing today investigates reports that u.s. airports are still vulnerable to terror attacks. coming up at 5:15 we're going to have a live report from our washington d.c. newsroom on the high number of security
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breaches at u.s. airports december pilot billions of dollars spent on security improvement. well, republican senate leader has introduced a back up plan for the debt ceiling negotiations at the white house. president obama and congressional leaders will meet again today. his back up plan is a complicated proposal that would give the president authority to change the limit without congress. president obama says if the deadline is not met, millions of social security, veterans and disability checks might be at risk. time now 5:06. new information now released by bart police about that fatal police shooting last week at san francisco's civic center station. that shooting triggered this rowdy protest at the bart station monday evening. bart's police chief now says that charles hill, a homeless man who was shot, threatened two bart officers with at least two knives and a broken bottle. earlier the police chief had said hill had only one knife. critics claim bart police did
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not need to use deadly force in that very tense confrontation. right now police are searching for a homicide suspect now wanted for a third killing. take a look. this is a picture of 21-year- old jonathan walker. he's now a suspect in a vallejo homicide that happened three years ago. this is video of a shooting scene from last month in vallejo that police are also connecting walker to. police claim walker shot and killed a man in the parking lot of this apartment complex. walker is also a suspect in a san francisco shooting that happened in january. one man was killed, another was injured. police say walker is armed and dangerous. tonight a fundraiser will be held in san francisco to mark the 29th birthday of shane bower, one of two uc berkeley graduates still imprisoned in iran. bower and josh have been in prison for nearly two years now. bower's fiance was released last september. shourd will speak at the fundraiser tonight it's scheduled for 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
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at the photo center on third street. the money raised will go to pay for bower and fatal's legal fees. time now 5:07. ever since the san bruno pipeline explosion, pg&e has been conducting extensive pressure tests on their pipelines. now there are new concerns about how those pipelines will hold up against a major earthquake. the pipeline that blew up in san bruno had major welding flaws. according to pg&e documents that same problem is plaguing many miles more of pipeline. one report says the pipelines crossing the san andras, calvary and hayward faults would fail in the event of an earthquake. time now 5:08. time to check back in with sal. how's the commute, sal? any problems? there are some problems are that the roads are wet and you might see some slow downs, people driving little more slowly as you should during wet weather. kind of unusual in july but you will see some heavy mist and
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fog especially in the west bay but also stretching parts of the east bay as we look at a live look at the east shore freeway aheading out to the macarthur maze and to the bay bridge toll plaza where it is light they have picked up the road work on the lower deck of the bay bridge. a lot of the road work has now been picked up. so the lanes are open and traffic is light. if you are driving in to san jose north and southbound 280 that traffic looks nice getting up to highway 17. at 5:08 let's go to steve. thank you, sal. well, low clouds, fog, drizzle. robbie tweeted me from morgan hill where they're getting drizzle. it's happening. so that tells us it's going to be not only cool coast and bay but areas that should be about 90 plus degrees will be in the mid-70s. also some light rain has made it up into extreme northern california as the system rotates around from oregon. it's sending in some not only low clouds but also some unsettled conditions to the north. it's a cool pattern. for us the end result is a lot of low clouds, fog, drizzle.
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coast, low clouds drizzle. for the bay low clouds, fog, driesing, breezy, cool clouds, mist. there's a no doubt about it feel this morning that it's going to be a cool day. some of this fog has lifted enough so we might burn it off a little sooner than the past couple days. travis fairfield gusts to 35. now their down 25. south-southwest 13 at vacaville. if vacaville's getting a southwest delta breeze you know it's doing to be a cool day. every direction is either west or southwest. i mean everything's in place today. one 60. san jose. 58 livermore, concord, fairfield. 55 san rafael. oakland and also san francisco 57 hayward, mountain view redwood city one cooler at 56. why are we so cool? because of that low right there digging down. it will put on the air brakes, no pun intended and then lift out but probably not until after tomorrow. another piece of energy will kind of reinforce it as high pressure slowly builds back.
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we'll see temperatures inching closer towards average or normal as we head into the weekend. no big warm up in sight. fog, sun, windy, blustery at times. 50s, 60s coast and bay and then low to mid-70s for many locations that should be about 10 or 15 degrees warmer than this. not much of a change tomorrow. slightly warmer but does not look to be that much warmer as we head into the weekend. all right. time now 5:10. well, a strict anymore that tragic fishing trip boat accident is being remembered today. but at the same time family members of the men still missing, well, they're asking for something from the u.s. government. police clash with catholic militants in northern ireland. the annual event that sparked that violence. good morning. if you're driving on interstate 680 any time soon so far so good as you head to the south bay but we will tell you where the traffic trouble spots are.
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time now 5:14. look at this. look at what happened overnight in northern ireland. police clashing with catholic protesters. all of this comes at the end of an annual day of protestant marches. look at the young catholics throwing bottles, bricks and gas bombs at the police. the police fired back with plastic bullets and those water cannons you see right there. there's been violence in that area every july 12th for the last three years. time now 5:14.
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there are now reports libyan leader moammar gadafi has suggested he'd be willing to step down, but he has certain exit demands. one of those demands reportedly is that he wants to be allowed to stay in libya. however, sources familiar with the negotiations say gadafi's resignation is still far from certain right now. rebels backed by nato have been trying since march to force gadafi to step down. congress is investigating security problems at the nation's airports. ktvu's allison burns is in our washington d.c. newsroom with the findings of a new and frightening study. allison. >> reporter: that's right, pam. i've been reading through this congressional investigation that will be revealed at a house hearing this morning. remember the underwear bomber? standards for bomb detection at airports were improved after the screening equipment failed to detect these explosives, but the report out this morning says screening systems still need significant upgrades.
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in fact many of the bomb detection systems at the nation's airports are considered obsolete. another report out this morning says there have been more than 25,000 security breaches at the nation's airports since 9/11. most of them involve passengers entering limited access areas without permission. a closer look at those security breaches during my next update in about an hour. for now we're lye in washington d.c., allison burns, ktvu channel 2 news. a memorial service will be held in san francisco today for the only man confirmed dead after that tragic fishing trip in mexico. leslie yee's body washed ashore after the fishing boat capsized and sank off the coast of baja, california, on july 3rd. the u.s. coast guard is no longer searching for the seven men still missing but their families say they will continue to push lawmakers to have the coast guard resume that search. time now 5:16. casey anthony is being sued by a texas search and rescue
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group. the group is called texas ecu search. they want to get back more than $100,000 they say they spent searching for casey anthony's daughter caylee back in 2008. last week casey anthony was acquitted on charges she killed caylee. but the texas group says casey anthony lied and failed to give critical information that would have prevented the need for that expensive search. little caylee's remains were found six months after she was last seen alive. prisoner rights groups plan a news conference in san francisco at 11:00 this morning. they want to raise awareness about an ongoing hunger strike in california prisons including one at pelican bay. they claim the help of some strikers have deteriorated to critical levels but prison officials say they and a court appointed medical supervisor are monitoring the situation. time now 5:17. police in richmond investigating a deadly bicycle accident. it happened yesterday afternoon on the bike trail at point pinole regional shoreline.
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police say they found a 67-year- old man on the ground about a mile from the parking lot. he was flown to medical center but died later of head injuries. it's still not clear what caused that accident. time now 5:17. check back in with sal for a look at the morning commute. how's it look, sal? looks pretty good, pam. although roads are wet out there, pam and dave. so if you are driving any time soon give yourself a little extra time. you will see traffic doing very well despite the wet weather as you can see here on the san mateo bridge. our camera a little bit wet. so are the roads. but don't have any major collisions right now according to chp as i constantly look here on my board. we don't have anything that is blocking lanes on the san mateo bridge or for any of the bridges for that matter. move along and take a look at the traffic here westbound bay bridge. the traffic is moving along okay. the morning drive is going to be fine if you are driving on the contra costa commute.
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this is highway 4 westbound. you will see some slow traffic though already on highway 4. that freeway always amazes me. it's always slow almost always slow at this hour even we have some slow traffic. but after that it looks good to concord and walnut creek on 680. it is 5:18. let's go to steve. sal. >> yes, sir. >> i noticed that stretch earlier and earlier the yellow starts to show up. >> people are on the road early. >> yes, sir. low clouds and some light rain especially up in northern sacramento valley near redding right there. see that. light shower activity associated with a very strong and unseasonably strong system which has moved into the pacific northwest. and that just taking our fog bank and just enhanced the heck out of it. and it's not only giving us low clouds, fog, but also a lot of drizzle. when inland areas get the drizzle that tells you that everything's in place for another round of measurable drizzle. san francisco around the bay it's been a couple one hundreds every day this week and i don't see a change. rip roaring sea breeze.
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gusts to 35. when that delta breeze is that strong kicking up its heels like that that tells us we're going to be cool today. 50s, one 60. everybody says cloudy. even fairfield says cloudy. if it makes it that far that's a strong surge even out to the sacramento valley there are low clouds and temperatures everything associated with that low digging down into the pacific northwest. low overcast fog, drizzle. cool and windy. inland areas will see the sun, but for july it's an extremely cool pattern as it looks like temperatures will bottom out today or tomorrow then a slight move up as we head into the weekend. but there's plenty of low clouds, fog, drizzle. it will be cooler well inland. i mean well inland. temperatures will be in the 70s. clear lake only 76. st. helena 74. petaluma 68. fairfield 72. kentfield, san rafael, 68. 74 pittsburg.
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62 alameda. pleasanton 72. walnut creek 6. 70 san jose. 72 saratoga. sunny vale 68 and one 71 here at wood side. 50s, 60s on the cool side palo alto a cool 68. slightly warmer as we head into the weekend. well, in business news this morning it definitely pays to protect the environment. washington d.c. researchers find clean technology jobs pay 20% more than others. san francisco and oakland rank third. san jose ranks fourth in green tech jobs. and the median wage in the industry just about $60,000 a year in san francisco. checking in on wall street looks like a higher opening. that follows a couple of pretty bad days on wall street. dow jones, nasdaq and s&p 500 all losing some ground yesterday. today investors will certainly be looking towards capitol hill. federal reserve chairman ben bernanke will be talking about the economy and hopefully talk
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about recovery. today the treasury department is expected to announce a change in how savings bonds are bought. for the first time in 76 years the paper bonds will no longer be sold at banks and credit unions. instead people will need to purchase them through the web based program treasury direct. that's expected to save the government $70 million over the next five years. all right. time now 5:21. pam, is it or isn't it? a legal mistake raising questions about whether north dakota is really a state. also the roof literally caved in for vikings fans last winter. the huge construction project now underway that begins today. good morning. if you are driving on the roads right now traffic is going to be okay. but watch out for some wet weather. we'll tell you where it's going to be effecting you the most.
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yes, this is a temperature map for july, not march. it will be in the 50s, 60s, 70s. low clouds, sun breezy a lot of low clouds this morning. time 5:25. who is that up on the roof? happening as we speak the beginning of a giant construction project in minneapolis. there's a man on the roof. that's the metro dome. he's walking towards us
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motioning to pam cook. but they're putting on a new fiberglass roof on the metro dome home of the minnesota vikings. the work started a little while ago so we went there to show it to you. they're hoping to finish that repair job in three weeks just in time for vikings preseason football. there are all the guys. last december a powerful winter storm caused that inflatable roof to cave in. you can see the aftermath of it. look at that hole in the roof. huge amounts of snow fell down on the football field. the roof's new material said to be stronger than steel design today stand up to even the most powerful minnesota winter storm. well, san francisco may be center stage for the 2013 america's cup yacht race but that big race will also have a big impact on marin county. according to new preliminary reports as many as 11,000 people could rush to southern marin every weekend to watch the race. while this will pump a lot of much needed money into the local economy, some city officials are worried about the
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big crowds. so far point is the only official viewing point but extra security and extra resources will be brought in to all parts along the marin shoreline. well, homeowners who are hoping for a new bill that will provide them for some shelter from a struggling real estate market. yesterday senator barbara boxer introduced a helping responsible homeowners act. this will allow people who want to modify their mortgage the opportunity to do so even if the home is worth less than what they paid for it. now the bill is co-sponsored by a republican senator from georgia. lawmakers say with support from both sides the bill could soon become law providing a much needed boost to the housing market. time now 5:27. a discovery of a legal mistake has some people asking whether north dakota is really a state. now an 8-year-old man just pointed out there's a problem with the state constitution there. it's wording apparently puts it in conflict with the federal
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constitution allegedly making it invalid. a bill has been introduced now to fix that wording. it will go before the voters in november. time now 5:27. some disturbing new images to show you in the jaycee dugard kidnapping case. look at this. phillip and nancy garrido's home movies taken while jaycee was still a captive. dog versus mail carrier. the incident that stopped mail service in this neighborhood for days. i just talked to the dog's owner. i'll tell you why she's so upset this morning. and if you're driving in the bay area some roads are wet could lead to slow traffic. we're on it. we'll tell you more about that coming up. hey parents, it's going to be a big school year.
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[ male announcer ] the new citi thankyou premier card gives you more ways to earn points. what's your story? citi can help you write it. well, good morning to you. welcome back. this is ktvu channel 2 morning news wednesday july president. i'm dave clark. good morning. i'm pam cook. thank you for joining us. it's now 5:30. steve paulson, again, it doesn't feel like july really to me. maybe in the city. >> right. >> but inland, no. not even close. there's a lot of low clouds, fog, drizzle, mist and low clouds and drizzle are being reported even well inland from walnut creek down to morgan hill and maybe where you live as well. you know if those areas are getting some drizzle it's going to be a cool day. upper 50s or low 60s coast and bay and some 70s inland but only 72 napa, 70 concord, livermore and 76 antioch and morgan hill. here's sal. steve, right now interstate 680 looks pretty good driving to the south bay. it's not quite as wet there as
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it is in other parts of the bay area. also this morning's commute is looking good on interstate 880. but, again, the wet weather is going to be an issue. at 5:31 let's go back to the desk. all right, sal. new this morning the coastal service investigating what happened in a vallejo neighborhood where mail service was suspended. ktvu's claudine wong is there now to explain why a little dog is blamed for the disruption. claudine. >> reporter: well, dave, this is a dog versus mail carrier incident. i just talked to the owner of that dog and she is not happy this morning. not happy to see us. not happy the story's out here and not happy mail service was suspended in her neighborhood for days. this is where the incident happened apparently last thursday. apparently this was a dog versus carrier. although it's still unclear this morning if the dog actually chased the carrier, was let loose on the carrier or even which dog it was. now the owner of the dog doesn't want her name used. she doesn't want her house shown. she says she's getting harassed
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by her neighbors and says it's all unwarranted. she says she wasn't home at the time but according to the times herald a postal carrier was chased by a dog. she has two dogs. a chihuahua and a pit bull and different reports over what dog was involved. she says it was the smaller one and surrendered it off all this happened. no one was bitten or hurt but things went to the next level when the postal service suspended service to this neighborhood for days and sent a letter about the incident to a at least a couple neighbors out here. that's when the owner of this dog says she was threatened. that's when she says harassment started from the neighbors. she says again it was all a misunderstanding that the dog never chased the postal carrier. she says she's getting a lawyer, getting her dog back and wants all of this to stop. she certainly doesn't like the attention all this has brought on her. we're going to try to talk to some neighbors out here and try to figure this all out. postal service was supposed to resume yesterday. people are getting their mail again but certainly got a lot of people upset. we're going to continue to follow this story for you and keep you updated here on the morning news.
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live in vallejo, claudine wong, ktvu channel 2 news. some people in richmond don't like the smell. they live near a sewage plant on canal boulevard. jade hernandez is in richmond this morning with why a terrible smell has returned months after the plant stopped operations. jade. >> reporter: well, pam, that smell was making residents sick. we're live in front of the water run sewage plant that the city shut down in the fall. you can see it behind me right there. the problem is that awful smell coming from the plant seems to persist for neighbors in point richmond. we can report this morning that there's not a smell in the air right now, but residents say when they do smell this odor, the foul rotten egg smell can cause vomiting, headaches, eye issues and difficulty breathing. we took this video of the water run sewage plant this morning here in richmond. the gated facility has a few cars in the parking lot. officials shut down operations back in october after according to a mercury news article a tear in a digester cover allowed the release of hydrogen
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shul you have aid. richmond city council members ordered the plant to begin trucking the waste to the east bay municipal utility district while they investigated the cause of the smell. it appears though the movement of that sewage sludge may be what's causing the recent odor issues. as of right now the city is installing weather sensors to determine just where the gas is coming from. they want to make sure and rule out that it's not coming from a nearby chemical manufacturer or the chevron refinery. the city is helping neighbors monitor air quality through a website which monitors hydrogen soul feed in realtime in point richmond and may be the best protection for neighbors until the city can find out the root of the problem. we'll have more for you from richmond coming up. reporting live, jade hernandez, ktvu channel 2 news. time now 5:35. prosecutors in the jaycee dugard kidnapping case have just released disturbing home videos made by her kidnappers phillip and nancy garrido.
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♪ [ music ] >> now in this clip nancy garrido is filming phillip garrido playing music at a park. then she quickly shifts her camera, look here, showing little children nearby. another home movie shows this, a parole agent searching the garrido's home in antioch. he has no idea jaycee dugard is being held captive just 30 feet away from him in the backyard. now we've posted more clips from the garrido's home movies on our channel 2 website. go to ktvu.com, click on the jaycee dugard tab. this morning we're getting new information about the death of another bay area man while vacationing in hawaii. police say 22-year-old paul of sunny vale died on the big island of hawaii. they say he was climbing a seaside cliff on monday when a wave knocked him down. rescue crews found his body in the ocean about a hundred yards from shore. now on saturday 44-year-old
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david pots fell 20 feet down into a blowhole on the island of maui. his body was never recovered and a search has been called off. time now 5:36. this morning the remains of former first lady betty ford will be flown from california to her final resting place in grand rapids, michigan. coming up for you at 5:45 we'll bring you a live report from palm desert. that's where several other first ladies attended a very special memorial service for betty ford. some of the nation's largest restaurant chains today will pledge healthier menus. 19 companies including burger king will stop automatically adding french fries and soda to kids meals. clerk wills now ask parents if they prefer other more nutritious options such as milk and sliced apples. denny's, i hop, chiles, chevy's will also join the campaign. happening right now the atlantis astronauts are busy transferring equipment and
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supplies to the international space station. take you out live to space once again this morning. mission control woke the astronauts up about six hoursing a now. nasa played the elton john classic rocket man followed by a message from sir elton john himself. he wished the astronauts success and thanked everyone who worked in the shuttle program for the last three decades. and tune in tomorrow morning because we are going to get to talk live with the atlantis crew. they are going to speak from the international space station. ktvu morning news begins at 4:30 and that interview scheduled for during the 6:00 hour. you and i. >> yes. i'm excited about it. >> talking to them live in space. >> we're a part of the space program. time now 5:38. sal is part of your morning commute. anything happening out there now? not muchful ask them if there's any traffic up there, pam? >> there's some space junk flying by. >> just wondering. let's go out and take a look at what's happening. the wet roads are a big issue this morning even in the south
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bay we have some wet weather and roads are going to be a little bit slick. take it easy. so far though the commute has been cooperating. it's light and if you haven't gotten on the road yet you might want to plan in maybe an extra few minutes for that morning drive to work as you can see the san mateo bridge also pretty slow or pretty wet. not all that slow. it's kind of hard to tell what this is right because our camera is wet as well. and if we move to the peninsula on highway 1 at devil slide there is a noninjury crash. the trouble is that they are letting traffic through in one direction only or actually they're alternating traffic. so both directions are getting through but they're only using one lane. there's a little bit of a slow down. the accident is not major injuries but if i were you i would avoid highway 1 at devil slide right now and see if you can go another way if you can pull out that super secret shortcut right now might be the time. at 5:39 let's go to steve. sal, thank you, sir. very good morning. low clouds. everyone says cloudy. every reporting station says cloudy, overcast conditions and
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there's drizzle way out yonder. i mean there's a lot of drizzle. measurable drizzle so far san francisco, south san francisco down to san bruno coming in .02, .03. it's been clicking along all week long. system up in the pacific northwest just rotates around and sends in little spokes and it's a cool, cool pattern. and now the low's not going to dig too much farther south but the southern extent has made it here and i'll say it's really enhanced things a lot. low clouds, drizzle for the coast. fog, drizzle, breezy, cool, clouds, mist, inland then sunny, breezy to windy at times and not only low clouds but fog some really misty dizzily be careful heading out there. take it slow. the low clouds you lose inland heat and it's really hard press today keep things going but the fog just keeps right on rolling along. west-southwest gusts over about 30 towards travis. south-southwest even out to vacaville west at oakland, west- southwest napa. i'd call that a pretty good sea breeze in place even with the overcast conditions which is kind of rare. usually when it's overcast the
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wind tails off and burns off and the wind picks up. 61 san jose. everyone else in the 50s. mid-50s, upper 50s. if it wasn't for the cloud cover we'd be cooler. right there you can see the low carving itself out. should bottom out and eject off towards the northeast. but another piece of energy will come in on the backside to kind of reinforce it. the highs in the middle of the country and it's really hot there and not moving. if it starts to retrograde or head back to the west we'll warm up slightly but that wouldn't be probably until friday or the weekend. low clouds, fog, sun, wind. when clear lake's 76 in mid- july you know it's cool. sonoma 71. 68 san rafael. sausalito 62. 70 concord. 68 walnut creek. 66 castro valley. berkeley 62. 70 san jose to 76 morgan hill. fremont only 67. same for men lo park. san bruno 63. upper 50s half-moon bay, pacifica, daly city, west lake, the city upper 50s or very low 6 0z. slightly warmer inland as we head to the weekend. thank you, steve.
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5:41 is the time. we have a shocking case of domestic violence. the disturbing attack on the southern california man after he filed for divorce. plus how a popular movie service is making dramatic changes. many subscribers don't like it. and if you're driving on interstate 880 so far it's looking okay. but this morning you may want to allow extra time for your commute. we'll tell you why.
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very gray. very cool. misty, drizzlely. temperatures today struggle. 50s, 60s coast and bay and inland with sunshine it won't be very warm with low to mid- 70s. all right. welcome back. good morning to you. here's a quick look at some of the top stories we're following for you right now at 5:44.
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residents of richmond say the bad smell from a nearby sewage plant is making them sick. now the city down the water run plant last october. however, air quality officials say that bad smell may actually be coming from the workers transporting away the sludge. the college student kicked off that plane because of his saggy pants could find out today if san mateo county prosecutors will file criminal charges against him. supporters of the marman demonstrated outside san francisco city hall yesterday. they urged supervisors to pass a resolution asking for a federal investigation. and the concord city council has approved a very tough new daytime curfew that could be in place in time for the beginning of school this fall. this one requires all public school students to be in class during regular school hours or face hefty fines. well, this morning there will be a departure ceremony in southern california for former first lady betty ford.
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her casket is being flown to grand rapids, michigan. sandra endo is in palm desert right now with the details about the two memorial services. good morning, sandra, what's happening today? >> reporter: well, good morning, pam. in just a couple of hours or so we're expecting to see the ford family arrive here to st. margaret's amiscopal church. that's where a private sore ceremony was held yesterday. s are lin carter gave the eulogy in front of a crowd of people who paid their respects including former president george w. bush all to honor the life and legacy of betty ford. and after the family members arrive here today the casket with her body will be taken to the airport. she will have a military transport to grand rapids, michigan. that's where another funeral service will take place tomorrow. and then she will finally be laid to rest next to her late
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husband the 38th president. >> and then what kind of ceremony will be held? do you know the details? we're looking at what happened yesterday. boy a lot of people were there as well. and are a lot of those people traveling to michigan as well? >> reporter: well, pam, i can tell you also yesterday the public was able to pay their respects, say good-bye to the former first lady who was a real pioneer and helped so many lives. people who have struggled from addiction and things she struggled through during her life as well. the ceremony and memorial, the funeral service in grands rapids, michigan, tomorrow will be largely private. only family members and a few invited guests like former president bill clinton and also barbara bush. so there will not be a chance for the public to really be included in that service. but, again, a final farewell to
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the former first lady. back to you. >> nice ceremonies there. sandra endo in palm desert, thank you for that. time now 5:47. democrat january us hon los angeles city councilwoman has just won the race to fill an empty see in congress in southern california. she fought a hotly contested race against a republican opponent. the vacant seat was previously held by democratic congresswoman jane harmon who resigned earlier this year to head up a washington think tank. ya misran and lost against gavin newsom in the race for lieutenant governor last november. a southern california man has been a victim of a disturbing case of domestic violence. we want to warn you the details are graphic. she's accused of drugging and mutilating her husband. they say when they arrived at the couple's condo yesterday afternoon they found becker's husband tied to the bed. >> from what the detectives were able to learn is that the wife did prepare the meal, the
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husband thought it tasted funny which caused him to go back and lie down on the bed where presumably he passed out. >> that's when becker is accused of cutting off her husband's genitals putting them in the garbage disposal. police say becker was the one who called 911 telling them that her husband deserved it. according to court documents he'd filed for divorce two months ago citing ire reconcile differences. all right. our time is 5:48. get you to where you need to go. sal's watching the commute and says the visibility which has been getting bad is getting a little better. yeah. we are improving out there for sure. one of the things we can see is by going right to the san mateo bridge. remember earlier we could barely tell what it was because of the wet weather. now it's obviously still wet but you can see a little better. that means better view for drivers heading over to the peninsula. also this morning we're looking at the bay bridge. not quite as wet here. the wet weather is primarily concentrated parking lots of the peninsula and marin county.
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here in the east bay it's not all that bad. but it was a little bit wet coming from san francisco to oakland on that bridge. and of course we monitor contra costa county and where else? highway 4 we have stop and go traffic which is not unusual even for this early hour but 680 looks good if you're driving to hayward, union city and fremont on interstate 880 that's off to a nice start. at 5:49 let's go to steve. all right, sal. thank you very much. couple nice tweets. rock ann and elizabeth commenting on something i said. i said if you are a fan of cool weather, today is your day. seriously. it will never get better than what we're having yesterday, today and tomorrow. i mean it's just that cool for july. gray skies just yucky which is a meet logical word. some measurable drizzle. michael in the city has had .03 two days in a row and also down towards san bruno we've had a lot of reports of drizzle. fog, drizzle, cool, breezy. no doubt about it.
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this is an extremely cool week for july. fog, sun, wind as well. slightly warmer by the weekend. forecast models keep trying to build a big dome of high pressure in the middle of the country back to the west. they keep backing off on it every time we have a new forecast model come out every time they're backing off. so slightly warmer. not a lot. a lot of low clouds, fog and even some light rain in northern california. eureka to redding light shower activity. for us it's just a big fog bank and an on shore wind and a lot of it. west-southwest gusts to 30 plus at fairfield about two hours ago. a lot of 50s. temperatures are stuck due to cloud cover. san jose's at 61. either you're friend or foe. if you don't like the cool weather blame the low up in oregon. if you love it hang your hat on it because it's not going anywhere for about two days. low overcast, drizzle, fog, sunny, breezy to windy at times. temperatures for july fallen off the back edge of the table. start to rebound a little towards the weekend but not a lot. a lot overdries and will mist and cooler weather inland. by that i mean lake county and out to vacaville and out to
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stockton. so 50s 60s 70s for everybody here. i mean including pittsburg and oakland and pleasanton only 70. same for san jose. morgan hill, gill roy. 60s fremont and much of the peninsula. only a few low 70s and 50s on the coast. slight rebounds on the afternoon temps as we head to the weekend. all right. thank you, steve. in business news this morning toyota is trying to increase production. toyota's turning two auto assembly companies into subsidiaries. executives say they want to speed up development to remain globally competitive despite unfavorable conditions including a strong yen. netflix is raising its prices by as much as 60%. the rental service company is separating its mail and internet streaming services. users who want both will have to buy two plans costing at least $16 a month. that's up from the $10 bundled price previously offered. the increase starts immediately for new customers. current subscribers will have to start paying more september
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1st. all right. time now 5:52. soccer fans are counting down every minute. in just three hours team usa will be battling again in the world cup. where you can see it all on a big screen. joe montana a winner again. the exclusive business deal he was awarded in the bay area last night. her diary. when you're done, i'd love some feedback. sure. your mom and i read that thing cover-to-cover. loved it.
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welcome back to the morning news. it's now 5:55. former 49ers star joe montana is a big winner this morning. by a 5 to 1 vote last night the santa clara city council agreed to lease him land near the proposed 49ers stadium. montana and his development group want to build a high end restaurant, sports bar and hotel. he pitched the plan to the council himself. >> it's always good to win. we're a long way from the process. >> it's not preferential treatment. we've done it in the past and most of our projects out north of bay shore area have been done without rfps. >> now the council ignored a staff recommendation to open up the bid rather than deal exclusively with montana's team. montana now has 18 months to work out a plan and lease agreement with santa clara. time now 5:56. excitement building by the minute for soccer fans. at 9:00 this morning the u.s. women will face france in the world cup semi-finals. team usa pulled off an
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incredible comeback win over brazil sunday. the u.s. women now just one win away from reaching their first world cup final since 1999. and, look, the game will be on the big screen right at san francisco's civic center plaza right in front of city hall. our cameras are live right there showing you where you can watch it. a live picture. you can see where the big screen will be set up. you fans can watch the game beginning at 9:00 this morning. and it's free public viewing. that's kind of nice. >> yeah. >> maybe some people will be calling in sick today. >> perhaps. >> sal, get a glimpse of that. >> you never know. good morning everyone. one of the things that if you are going to work you have to watch out for the wet roads out there. now in the south bay we've had some wet roads although it seems to be improving a little bit now that the sun has come up. you can see it's light here right through the 280/880 interchange. we're looking at interstate 680 as well driving down from pleasanton and fremont right through fremont to san jose.
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so far it's a nice drive. coming up in just a bit we're going to do complete traffic update and highlight traffic trouble spots. 5:57. back to the desk. all right, sal. crack down on east bay students. how one city is planning to stamp out truancy whether students like it or not. plus what's next for the man kicked off a plane because his pants were sagging? the legal action that may happen today. good morning. lots of gray skies and drizzle and cool temps. how cool? the forecasted highs are coming up in two minutes. it's really delicious, mom. it's not too well done? nope. but it is a job well done. what are you reading, sweetie? her diary. when you're done, i'd love some feedback. sure. your mom and i read that thing cover-to-cover. loved it. thanks. would you mind if i cut the lawn this weekend? only if you let me talk to your mother on the phone for hours on end. done.
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